Taking Your (inner) Child Outside

The earth is like a giant power source of universal consciousness and light, that connected to our physical and etheric bodies is in a constant transformation, with the ultimate goal of peaceful balance.  When people and spiritual healers talk of ‘being grounded’ what they are referring to is the strong and balanced connection between the multilayered self and the resonant energy of the planet completing a circular exchange of healthful energy.

Most people will have a memory or witness a moment with their own children in which a disgruntled, or unhappy feeling diffused and was replaced by joy during an ‘outdoor’ experience.  Perhaps this will be a memory of building industriously for hours with sticks and rocks at a small creek, or the joy of jumping over waves at the sea side.  In my case, making mud pies decorated with dandelions always made me feel happy.

What ever the moment or memory is that holds a positive tone, it is my deep heartfelt wish, that it has been recreated in new ways throughout the course of your lifetime, and that a connection and collaboration of energy exchange exists each day in your life between your Self and the earth.

For myself, I can say I had several years of delightful outdoor play.  Then came the birth of my child, and some of that play slowed down. Yet even the slower interactions based not on adrenaline seeking but on meditative communion with a sleeping baby on my chest, afforded the same balancing of energy.

I’ve heard people describe their meditative state as best achieved through the cessation of thoughts, yet for me, my most successful meditative state is when I am outside, allowing all of the jumbled thoughts, fears, ideas and creative inspiration to rush through my mind like so many galloping horses.  In their wake comes a calm, a settling of the mental dust, a greater space to receive messages from my higher self, and a deep reverence for the earth who is cradling my footsteps, brushing clean my aura and offering deep revitalizing breaths of fresh air.

However you are able to interact with the natural world today, I encourage you to create space to do so.  For some this might be driving home from work with the windows rolled all the way down.  Perhaps others it will be an outdoor exercise of muscle and ecstatic adrenaline.  For others still, a walk or sitting on a favorite bench or chair in the sunlight.  In whatever capacity you are able to interact with the outside world, you will benefit from doing so.

In the depths of winter, such as in the landscape I often reside in, when the temperatures have dropped and the world is soft and white, I like to gaze at a tree and dream of the way the roots are deep beneath the snow, gathering life from the warm earth, and envision that I too am a tree, aware of the many layers of soil and rock, running water, and lava that all exist beneath me. If you were a tree, what tree would you be?  Perhaps drawing this tree, or downloading an image, with strong roots and healthfully lifted branches will be your communion and grounding with nature today.

In honor of the fairy realm, the devas and spirits of the earth, I offer this prayer:

“Blessed trees and plants, and earth, thank you for nourishing and sustaining me.  Thank you for growing towards the light, and reminding me to stretch my awareness, and my being equally between the earth and the etheric light that surrounds us all.  Please God/dess, nourish and protect this earth even as you send angelic assistance and support to each human learning to cherish themselves, one another and the planet. Thank you Archangel Ariel for reminding me to be an advocate of all growing things, both within myself, and in the world to which I am inextricably linked.  Om and Amen.”

words and photo by Kamia Shepherd
words and photo by Kamia Shepherd

May you grow with the light,

Kamia

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Honouring Rejuvenation and Change

During any change, whether a calendar date, a celebrated anniversary, a move or a new job, the physical world both projects and is effected by the spiritual, emotional, and mental mirroring changes.

For years, when I contemplated ‘making a leap of faith’, my mom would suggest jumping off of a low chair onto the ground.  She would say, ‘the physical world and the corresponding spiritual change like to be connected in a way that honors both’. Even the smallest physical action can be a healthy corresponding resonant balance with the other level that are changing.  One does not need to jump off anything very high when contemplating a leap of faith, in fact choosing a ‘safe’ physical action/creation is just as effective.

As another calendar year approaches, a job change is contemplated, a move or new home is manifested, remember to create and honor each level of the corresponding changes in simple ways.  If you have entered a new relationship, find a place that resonates with safety and kindness such as a beloved bench or  hillside.  If you are a visual person, consider bringing a pen and paper.  If you are an auditory person, choose a place you will feel inspired to sing or chant.  If you are a textural, feeling oriented person, consider essential oils or flower essences such as rose, lavender, or frankincense. When you have found your special place, take a few moments to ground into your being through deep belly breaths.  I enjoy inviting each breath to revitalize and heal my cells.  This is achieved with a thought, or prayer.  As an example for inviting healing in Nature:

I accept and allow assistance and aid from my angels, and the fairies.  I ask that God/dess send the Archangels, and Ascended Masters who will be the most beneficial for my health and well being at this time, and I thank them for all of their love-based transformational light.

When you feel guided or encouraged to open your eyes, allow any sensations, messages, or images that flow through your mind to be observed.  These are messages and guidance from your angels and the other light beings that are surrounding you and encouraging you to grow. Perhaps you receive an image or though about your home, and you feel as though that home has residual energy from previous experiences that you are ready to release or transform.  To do so, envision the space filling with brilliant light, or song, or warmth.  Ask that the angels help you to cut any fear based chords, to clear the space of the fear, and replace it with more room for Love. Follow your intuition and inner knowing.  If you see a space with colors that are different from the ones you have chosen, perhaps it is time for a change of scenery and in the physical reality, to add new colors through a coat of paint or different curtains. The homes we live in retain the trace energy of those that have lived in them previously.  We can ask for the angels to bring fresh light, to clear a space and assist us in transforming the energy of the rooms and building into something that resonates more fully with our own wellness and light.  If at any time, you experience fear during this process ask for Archangel Michael’s assistance.  He carries a brilliant blue sword of light and is always available for clearing fear, and protecting each and any of us from lower energies.  Clearing our homes can correspond with a change in season, or year, or personal rhythm such as a birthday or other anniversary.  Through angelic assistance, as well as some corresponding inspiration to clear out things, to clean or to recycle, we are supporting the spiritual intention with a physical manifestation.

On an emotional and mental level, now employ the tools you have carried with you.  What are the aspects of your life or being that you are ready to release?  Writing them down on a piece of paper employs the mental aspect, and relates it to the physical.  So too does singing, listing or chanting those same things.  Perhaps as a very ‘feeling’ oriented person, there are relationships or thoughts that wish to be released, painful experiences that the self would like to heal from or transform.  At this time, the essential oils, especially the gentle ones listed above can be utilized.  If there is a relationship that you are ready to heal from as well as release, consider placing a drop of rose essence at your heart center, right between your breasts/pectorals.  Perhaps there was a job that was very emotional and mentally draining, a drop of frankincense at the belly button helps to stimulate your personal power, self esteem, and assertiveness.

If you have chosen the piece of paper and writing, and are ready to release everything that has been written down, you could consider burning it to signify release, or if you feel more drawn to transforming it another way, it could be buried in your garden, where so many beautiful plants blossom and grow.

If you have been singing, chanting, or shedding a few tears, remember to gift yourself with a high resonance and sing  or say words that feel empowering.  Perhaps they will be as simple as “I have the courage to effect positive changes in my life!” Accompanied by a few ‘woops’ of delight.

If you have chosen to feel the release and thoughts, or use essential oils, incorporate something that feels nurturing and supportive.  This could be standing up and dancing, or rolling your head gently as if you are giving yourself a loving neck massage.  Interlacing your fingers and placing them over your solar plexus is also an excellent way to ground and connect with your personal resonance, feelings and energies.  This simple gesture does not inhibit your ability to send love and nurture those around you, it simpley allows for your to feel connected to your own emotions and not swept up in another persons experience.

In whichever way you have brought an awareness and healing, transformational honoring experience to the changes that are occurring in your life, I wish you support, stamina and rejuvenation.

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Though not always comfortable, changes and growth are a natural experience and in their own way, encourage our individual light to shine even more brightly.

with light

Kamia

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Merry Solstice Blessing

Merry Solstice Everyone!

 

In honour of the longest night I want to offer a prayer I share with my family when we light candles to bring light into our homes:

 

“May the light and the angels enfold you,

even as the night reminds you of the dreams you have yet to dream.

May the stars be pathways that lead you to your greater self, while the earth reaches up to cradle your feet and body.

May the fairies and spirits of nature remind you that blessings and sustenance are in abundance, and may each sip of water, each bite of food be a nourishing and healing gift to each of the cells of your body.

As the moon rises, let her be a reminder that gentleness within you is reflected in those that you love and a manifestation of the divine.

In honor of your beauty and soul gifts, may you dance this night in joy, whether this dance be one of the spirit, or one that fills your body with revitalizing fire,

I celebrate you, and I thank you friends, and family of the heart, for Being.

We are the earth, May we share our light and sustain one another.

Amen and Om.”

 

with light,

Kamia

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Acknowledging and Allowing for ‘More’

The light in the sky is still soft, the clouds moving away from the mountains like a foamy ocean wave off of the shore.  As I am doing my own spread of cards, I feel the soft angelic presence of of one of the angels suggesting it is a good morning to share a card with the world.

After completing my own spread, I am drawn to work with the Goddess Guidance Oracle deck.  The card the reveals itself is Rhiannon and the card has colors like the morning sky.  Magical soft grays and blues that we often see at dawn and dusk, the hours when many believe the veil between the worlds, and between the conscious and subconscious mind are thinnest.

The card speaks of the desire and need for people to find and believe in ‘something more’.  Something more then they see with their physical eyes, a form of faith, guidance or assurance that there is more in life and that they are connected to and have access to it.  I say with absolute assurance, there is more, and yes, we are all connected to ‘it’.

The world is full of magical moments, the comment or song we overhear that uplifts us when we need it most, the person we meet for the first time but recognize as an old friend, the sudden smell of flowers when we are walking through a winter landscape, and the heart shaped cloud in the sky, are all moments of ‘magic’.

Every person has the potential to connect with their own inner guidance, to hear their angels and guides and to feel the light and love in the universe.  Though it can seem daunting, and the ego may yell the opposite, we are all born with a sixth sense.  If you are reading this, you are a magical person.  You can, as the card reads “manifest clear intentions into reality.” If you are new to the path of believing in your own guidance, ordering a book from the library, getting your own deck of cards, or enrolling in an energy based workshop are all steps that can be taken to honor the emergence of your faith in yourself and your receptivity.  A walk to a place in nature that feels like a power spot for you, is also a free way to connect with your higher self.

Let your life have magical moments, and they will increase.  Thank your guides when those moments occur and remember to give yourself positive reinforcement for believing in them.  Ancient cultures believed in ‘more’, the knowledge and faith is still encoded in the strands of DNA in your body, and the body of the earth.  Trust yourself, be loving as you journey forwards, and allow a little loving magic into the way you experience the world today.

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May your blessings manifest in gentle, loving, and magical ways,

Kamia

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